Home · Register · Search · View Winners · Software · Hosting · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  

FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       end
  

6D VS 5DM2
  
 
calpal11
Offline

Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #1 · 6D VS 5DM2


I'm coming from a 5D classic. Used it and loved it over the last 3 years. I'm wondering if it really is a no brainer ... the 6D over the 5DM2? I pulled the trigger recently and got a 5DM2, in real good shape, low actuations, without really knowing or thinking about the 6D. The research I've done leads me to believe I might have done better had I got the 6D instead. That being said are there any reasons why the 5DM2 is the better camera? Things about the 5DM2 you can't find on the 6D that you don't want to live without? I'm not seeing much or anything along that vein. Thanks in advance...


Aug 09, 2013 at 06:16 PM
jcolwell
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #2 · 6D VS 5DM2


I think the 6D is a better camera. I sold my 5DII to help pay for a 6D, a few months ago.

I prefer the CF cards that the 5DII uses (as well as my 1DX and 1DIV), but I can live with the SDHC cards. I use them in my Fujifilm and RX100 cameras, anyway. Also, the 6D has the multi-controller 'joystick' embedded in the quick control dial, while the 5D II and most other xD cameras have a separate joystick. I don't find it to be a problem.

The 6D silent shutter is a real bonus, if it's ever important for your shooting.

There are three or four current threads on this topic. I bet you could find then with the "search" function.



Aug 09, 2013 at 06:46 PM
dhphoto
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #3 · 6D VS 5DM2


Well I have both and frankly, apart from the little nipply controller on the 5D2 the 6D is better in every way - IQ, shadow detail, FPS, LCD, silent shutter, level, GPS, wifi, size, weight, high ISO abilities, I could go on but I wont.

Sorry.



Aug 09, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Karl Witt
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #4 · 6D VS 5DM2


Cal, the 5D Classic is one heck of camera, you would totally love the 6D! I see more comparisons of the 6D vs the 5DMIII than the 6D vs the 5DMKII.

However if you shoot JPEG/RAW together this is not an option if I remember correctly??

Karl



Aug 09, 2013 at 07:07 PM
jcolwell
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #5 · 6D VS 5DM2


I shoot RAW + small fine jpeg (S1) on my 6D. They all go to the same card, of course.


Aug 09, 2013 at 07:48 PM
markshelby
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #6 · 6D VS 5DM2


Advantages of 5Dmkii:

- Compact flash cards -- they're faster, and easier to find in your bag.

- Tiny bit larger sensor, by about 0.2mm or something like that.

- 100% viewfinder coverage (vs. 97%).

- Heftier, more rugged-feeling body. (Not necessarily actually more rugged, but it feels that way.)

If you bought the 5D2 already and you don't often shoot above 3200 ISO then I would say just stop worrying and enjoy your camera!



Aug 09, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Karl Witt
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #7 · 6D VS 5DM2


jcolwell wrote:
I shoot RAW + small fine jpeg (S1) on my 6D. They all go to the same card, of course.



I love to be wrong



Aug 09, 2013 at 08:22 PM
jcolwell
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #8 · 6D VS 5DM2


Canon 5d MarkII or 6d http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1221295
5dii or 6D http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1217084
As a 5D2 owner, would you buy a 6D? http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1206560/
5d2 vs 6d auto focus in poor light http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1196839/
Question for 6D and 5D MK2 owners ! http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1191893
5D Mark II vs 6D http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1176158/
6D or 5D2 for first FF body?... http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1173079/

5D MK2 vs. 6D vs. 5D MK3?? http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1198322/
6D 5d2 5d3 iso compare raws http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1177014

Sell 5D3, get 6D? http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1223856
6D v 5dIII center-point autofocus http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1204685
6D vs 5D MK3 center AF point for low light stage performa... http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1199197



Aug 09, 2013 at 08:23 PM
jcolwell
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #9 · 6D VS 5DM2


markshelby wrote:
...If you bought the 5D2 already and you don't often shoot above 3200 ISO then I would say just stop worrying and enjoy your camera!


I forgot to mention the 6D's excellent high ISO performance .

I guess I'm already taking it for granted.



Aug 09, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Gochugogi
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #10 · 6D VS 5DM2


I prefer the feel and heft of the 5D2, joystick, larger QCD and larger VF. I'm a pro classical guitarist and found the 6D rocker selector inside the tiny QCD difficult to use (fingernails in the way). I can use my left hand but that's awkward while shooting. I like the 6D LCD a lot more but ultimately decided to stick with my 5D2 after messing with my friend's 6D for a few hours. I don't shoot in light I can't see clearly in so ISO beyond 1600 isn't needed and I'd be hard pressed to find a situation my 5D2 misses focus. If my 5D2 imploded tomorrow I'd buy a 5D3. The controls feel a lot more natural than the 6D and the heft is perfect for steady shooting.


Aug 09, 2013 at 08:37 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



calpal11
Offline

Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #11 · 6D VS 5DM2


Thank you all for your time and effort! Cal





Aug 09, 2013 at 09:06 PM
M Lucca
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #12 · 6D VS 5DM2


Ergo wise, the mkII blows the 6d out of the water. Despite it being an older camera. I didn;t like the single function top buttons of the 6d. It was a shocking experience for me.
Then there's the slow-ish max Tv @ 1/4000th. That means forget about wide open prime on broad day light.

Really wanted to like the 6d. But each time I tried it, I just felt it isn't for me. At the very least they could've slapped the 7d or even the 60d's old AF system. Too many compromises as a complete package for 2013.

Alas, the used prices of the mkII escapes my mind. Was hoping the newer 6d would drive its prices down to $1000. But that didn't happen after a year. It's a 5 year old camera!!!

Edited on Aug 09, 2013 at 10:36 PM · View previous versions



Aug 09, 2013 at 09:52 PM
robbymack
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #13 · 6D VS 5DM2


You can't really go wrong with either. You probably got a 5dii at a discount to a 6d so consider it an investment towards a new lens.


Aug 09, 2013 at 10:15 PM
sirimiri
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #14 · 6D VS 5DM2


I agree with Gochugogi in the respect that I strenuously avoid cameras that omit either a quick control dial, or 4-way "d-hat" joystick.

The 60D was a pain to use in many respects. Every time I played with the menu all I could think about was, "why!?! there is an easier way to do this!"

But the technology on the 6D does look appealing, aside from the pedestrian AF system.



Aug 09, 2013 at 10:32 PM
joshkrause
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #15 · 6D VS 5DM2


I have a 5d2 and a 6d. The only gripe I have with the 6D is it doesn't have the joystick. Otherwise it's a great little camera. Well that and that the GPS if you use it will eat your batteries like crazy. That said, I still use the 5d2 in my studio as primary and the 6d for backup. I just love my 5d2 that much I guess.


Aug 09, 2013 at 10:37 PM
retrofocus
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #16 · 6D VS 5DM2


markshelby wrote:
Advantages of 5Dmkii:

- Compact flash cards -- they're faster, and easier to find in your bag.

- Tiny bit larger sensor, by about 0.2mm or something like that.

- 100% viewfinder coverage (vs. 97%).

- Heftier, more rugged-feeling body. (Not necessarily actually more rugged, but it feels that way.)

If you bought the 5D2 already and you don't often shoot above 3200 ISO then I would say just stop worrying and enjoy your camera!


The 5D MkII has not a 100% viewfinder (only the 5D MkIII has the 100%). The viewfinder coverage of the MkII is 98%.



Aug 09, 2013 at 10:54 PM
chez
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #17 · 6D VS 5DM2


I would not sell my 5d2 to purchase a 6d, but if I was starting from nothing, I would get the 6d.


Aug 09, 2013 at 11:08 PM
wsheldon
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #18 · 6D VS 5DM2


joshkrause wrote:
I have a 5d2 and a 6d. The only gripe I have with the 6D is it doesn't have the joystick. Otherwise it's a great little camera. Well that and that the GPS if you use it will eat your batteries like crazy. That said, I still use the 5d2 in my studio as primary and the 6d for backup. I just love my 5d2 that much I guess.


I don't have a 5D2, but I did go from a 50D to a 6D. I like the joystick more than the multi-controller and do miss the larger QCD, but I haven't had any trouble adapting. Otherwise the 6D has been a marvelous camera, and the compact size is very much appreciated. I just took it on 2 long hikes in Denali and I was very glad for the weight savings (and GPS, despite the battery drain).



Aug 09, 2013 at 11:42 PM
GammyKnee
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #19 · 6D VS 5DM2


For me the big advantage of the 5DII is price. I don't how prices are in the US but here in the UK a non-grey 6D still costs 50% more than my second hand 5D II (which was in excellent condition and came with a 6 month warranty). That difference in cost let me get the 50 f1.4 and the cheap and cheerful 35 f2 - more useful to me right now than the (admittedly numerous) technical improvements of the 6D.

If you got a decent deal on your 5DII, I say just enjoy it and try to put lustful 6D thoughts out of your mind. FWIW if I suddenly came into enough cash for a further body upgrade I'd go for the 5D III rather than the 6D anyway, as it offers an even better list of improvements for what I shoot and retains substantially the same feel and control layout.



Aug 09, 2013 at 11:43 PM
labuma2
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #20 · 6D VS 5DM2


6D is hands down better.


Aug 09, 2013 at 11:50 PM
1
       2       end




FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Retrive password